Bought by the Blood

November 16, 2007

Overcoming Sin and Temptation Ch. 1

Filed under: holiness,John Owen,Life,Sanctification — cubsfan1980 @ 2:19 pm
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I’ve decided to take part in reading “Overcoming Sin and Temptation” with Challies and his crew.

It’s a chapter a week and so each week my plan is to post over here what provokes me from that weeks chapter on Friday.  So far already, just by reading chapter 1, the promise and purpose of life with Christ has changed for me.  Owen makes the point that the vigor, comfort and power of my spiritual life depends on how I mortify the deeds of the flesh.

I never thought much before about the difference between spiritual life and eternal life. Jesus has promised me life and life to the full and that isn’t just in reference to my eternal inheritance with Him in Heaven. The best for me to experience life and life to the full is to seek the power of the Spirit to put to death my flesh that impedes my communion with Him right now. Very sobering.   Talk about living your best life now!

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